Transcript for No human trafficking in connection with Robert Kraft arrest: Prosecutors
Back here at home, a new twist in the case of Robert Kraft, the owner of the new England patriots. Prosecutors making a major revelation about the sting operation that led to Kraft's arrest on charges of soliciting prostitution. Zachary is here with more. Good morning. Good morning to you. Robert Kraft was offered a plea deal that would have allowed him to walk away free and clear but it would have required that he take ownership that he broke the law. Kraft turned it down and has instead argued the video surveillance was obtained illegally. Friday prosecutors acknowledged there was no human trafficking. Lawyers for Robert Kraft back in a Florida courtroom Friday trying to convince a judge that secretly recorded video of Kraft inside this massage parlor should not be made public. The position the media would have is that the way to help potential victims of human trafficking is to show them for the world on video. Show them engaged in sexual conduct. The request comes on the same day prosecutors admitted in open court they have found no evidence of human trafficking inside the day spa, which was at the core of their crackdown on massage parlors in the area. We've vetted this case, done our due diligence. There is no human trafficking that arises out of this investigation. Reporter: Kraft was charged with misdemeanors for allegedly soliciting prostitution at the day spa in Jupiter, Florida, on two separate occasions. He's pleaded not guilty and is demanding a jury trial. I'm going to ask the parties to submit proposed orders. Reporter: Kraft is one of about 300 male customers charged in the sting which closed ten massage parlors. Owners of the businesses also face prison time. Kraft has apologized for the incident in a statement saying I am truly sorry. I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard. Kraft's attorney has filed paperwork that waives his presence at all these pretrial hearings. The judge will make a decision on whether or not to release that tape next week. The big question I have is if Kraft is innocent and this tape is out there, one might think that it would exonerate him, right? The amount of effort that's making sure it doesn't get released certainly raising some questions. Absolutely. Thank you. Well, time now for weather and rob Marciano who's live in
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